Food recall warning

Metro brand deli trays recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
September 27, 2019
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Metro Ontario Inc.
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Last updated: 2019-10-10

Advisory details

Ottawa, September 27, 2019 - Metro Ontario Inc. is recalling Metro brand deli trays from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.


This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Metro Snack Delights Small (serves 8-10) 1un 1 count All Best Before dates up to and including 2019.SE28 0260911 729999
Metro Snack Delights Large (serves 11-16) 1un 1 count All Best Before dates up to and including 2019.SE28 0260910 949992
Metro Fresh 2 Go Snack and Grab Party Tray 450 g 1 count All Best Before dates up to and including 2019.OC02 0222136 414999
Metro Frsh 2 Go Premium Kolbassa Sausage-Cheese Tray 760 g 1 count All Best Before dates up to and including 2019.OC02 0221922 119995


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Company information
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